How does the body cope with a night of no sleep, the answer is: not well

 Getting no sleep, let alone an hour too little, throws your body’s regular processes for a loop, jostling the delicate balance of hormones out of whack and signalling to your brain that something is definitely wrong. A number of things happen when you pull an all-nighter, and not one of them is good

How does the body cope with a night of no sleep, the answer is: not wellWho among us has not pulled an all-nighter, the practise which is generally seen among college students or working professionals, wherein, people will generally be up all night either studying or working very hard to complete a certain given task or assignment before a nearing deadline. All-nighters mark the full surrender to academic demands — […]

‘People thought I was lazy, it turned out to be narcolepsy’

Mohit was diagnosed with narcolepsy, a rare neurological disorder caused by the brain's inability to regulate the sleep-wake cycle. It is a disorder in which a person falls asleep at random times. There is no specific cure of for this disease

‘People thought I was lazy, it turned out to be narcolepsy’Family members and friends of Mohit More (name changed), a 26-year-old, always knew that he slept a lot. Even during the day, Mohit used to get an excessive urge to sleep which he could not control. He slept for 14 to 16 hours in a day. It was considered that he had a habit of […]

Being sleep deprived can affect efficacy of painkillers, says study

The most surprising finding was that common painkillers seemed to have no efficacy in alleviating pain induced by sleep deprivation. By contrast, wakefulness-promoting drugs successfully stopped the pain hypersensitivity caused by acute and chronic sleep deprivation

Being sleep deprived can affect efficacy of painkillers, says studyResearchers have uncovered surprising links between sleep deprivation and pain sensitivity. These findings may have significant implications for pain management therapies Any pain that lasts for longer than 12 weeks is considered to be chronic. Chronic pain can be a consequence of injury, an underlying illness, or it may have no known cause. Many people […]